2017 Appellate Advocacy Seminar
SPONSORED BY THE BAR ASSOCIATION OF THE FIFTH FEDERAL CIRCUIT and the LSU PAUL M. HEBERT LAW CENTER
Program Chair: Allison Jones
10.25 hours of CLE – Cost: $150.00
October 2 and 3, 2017
PAN AM CONFERENCE CENTER
601 POYDRAS ST. 11TH FLOOR
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70130
Register – www.baffc.org
Monday, October 2
8:45 – 9:10am – Registration
9:15 am – Opening Remarks – Winston DeCuir, President, Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
9:30 – 11:45 – Writing Workshop. – Grace Barry, Director of Legal Research & Writing, Associate Professor, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center; Marlene Krousel, Kathy Flynn Simono, Heidi Thompson, Assistant Professors of Professional Practice, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA.
3:15 – 4:15 – Professionalism – “Unpopular Causes, Unpopular Clients, and A Sense of Justice: A Lawyer’s Duty to the Rule of Law.” – Mike Rubin, McGlinchey Stafford, Baton Rouge, LA
JOIN US FOR A HAPPY HOUR AFTER THE PROGRAM AT PETE’S PUB, FIRST FLOOR OF THE HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL, 444 ST. CHARLES AVE., NEW ORLEANS, LA
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
John Minor Wisdom Courthouse
600 Camp Street, Room 206
New Orleans, LA 70130
9:00 – 11:15 – Oral Argument Observation and Critique
Observe regularly scheduled oral arguments. Stay in the Courtroom to hear critiques of the arguments. After the arguments, attorneys will critique the arguments given in Court.
Pan Am Conference Center
601 Poydras St., 11th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70130
9:00 – 11:15 am – Supreme Court Panel – Current Issues Before the Court
11:30 am – Lunch in the Great Hall – Enjoy lunch in the historic Great Hall of the John Minor Wisdom Courthouse with Fifth Circuit Judges and Court Executives, Case Managers, and Conference Attorneys.
12:55 – Walk to Pan Am Center, 601 Poydras St., 11th Floor
1:00 – 2:00 pm – Nuts and Bolts of Oral Argument and Brief Writing : Judges Discuss Effective Oral Argument Practice and Brief Writing.
Honorable Eugene Davis, U.S. Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
HonorableEdward C. Prado, U.S. Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Honorable Gregg Costa, U.S. Circuit Judge, Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
2:00 – 3:00 pm – The Attorney’s Perspective on Briefs and Oral Argument: Substantive Tips on Brief Writing and Oral Argument – Derek T. Ho, Kellogg, Hansen, Washington, DC
3:00 – 4:00 pm – Ethics. How the Appellate Lawyer can navigate his/her appeals while maintaining professionalism. – Anna Scardulla, Advocacy Fellow, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA
Dismissal – Margaret Cupples – President of the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit.